Lovely Professional University, Punjab, today organized and celebrated its First Convocation Ceremony. His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab, Shri Shivraj V Patil, presided and delivered the Convocation Address.
Online PR News – 25-September-2010 – – Lovely Professional University, Punjab, today organized and celebrated its First Convocation Ceremony. His Excellency, the Governor of Punjab, Shri Shivraj V Patil, presided and delivered the Convocation Address. He also awarded medals to the Graduates/Post-Graduates/ Diploma Holders and bestowed honour upon other deserving scholars of the University for their illustrative contributions towards scholastic pursuits and achievements thereof. Shri Suresh Kumar, IAS, Principal Secretary, Technical Education & Industrial Training, Punjab was the Guest of Honour.
A total number of 5882 students of LPU and 2500 of LI received their Degrees, Medals and Prizes at the University Campus. The recipients were awarded the degrees for M.Phil, Post Graduation, Graduation and Diploma Programmes.
The Convocation started with the arrival of the “Academic Procession” led by His Excellency-the Governor of Punjab, Shri Shivraj V Patil along with the Chairman of Lovely Group, Mr. Ramesh Mittal; Vice Chairman, Mr. Naresh Mittal; Chancellor of the University Mr. Ashok Mittal; and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vijay Gupta. Executive Dean Mrs. Rashmi Mittal, Registrar Dr. Monica Gulati, Sr. Deans: Dr. Sanjay Modi and Dr. Loviraj Gupta and other 168 members accompanied the Academic Procession.
The Convocation began with the great invocation made through the master poetic creation of Nobel Laureate Gurudev Rabindra Nath Tagore, based on the title 'Light of Life'. The Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Vijay Gupta there after presented the Report of the University. He proudly illustrated that the University guided well by credo: “Transforming Education, Transforming India” is performing sacred duty of transforming India into a land of our dreams through academic excellence. He added that the University attained, with in a few years of its inception, a mammoth stature and due recognition from all quarters as the largest University of India. The University has great Research Potential and many of the teachers have undertaken high quality research in their respective fields. He highlighted the achievements of the University in Cultural, Academics, Sports and Extra-curricular activities. He said: “Our University has set, for itself, a tradition of pursuing excellence in teaching and research in science and technology, humanities, social sciences, performing arts and sports.”
After the Report of the University, Chancellor, Mr. Ashok Mittal made an introduction about the versatile personality of the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honour. He also elaborated the vision of Late Shri Baldev Raj Ji Mittal who enabled the Lovely Group to scale new heights regularly under the dictum “Paying back more than what we are paid for”. He also iterated that “the day is not far off when LPU will be regarded among the World’s Top University, in terms of imparting Quality Education.” After this he requested His Excellency to bless the students.
“Exhorting students to face the challenges of the outside world with a positive attitude, Mr. Patil said that the education is to help students to become good citizens of not only State or Country but of a whole world. He further emphasized that the universities are the instrument of change and should come forward to encourage youth to achieve academic brilliance and take the state forward. Mr. Patil added that our country is on the move and has emerged as one of the leading nations of the world. He said that our people have the talent, capabilities and capacities and they have demonstrated their strength in various countries in hostile environments. Our Educational Institutions therefore have a special responsibility to equip our youth with the appropriate skills to come up to the required standard.
Appreciating the role of University, Mr Patil said that LPU in its march towards excellence, has introduced many new job oriented and market friendly courses. It has thereby provided a sense of rejuvenation into academic life of the University during a short span of about nine years. While giving away degrees and certificates to the students of the University, Mr. Patil, congratulated the Vice Chancellor and faculty for imparting quality education and imbibing moral values in students. He said along with helping students they helped our society, the nation and the humanity.
Thereafter his speech, His Excellency gave away the Gold Medals to the achievers of the University and Degrees were conferred upon by the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Vijay Gupta. It followed the Exhortation ceremony wherein the newly degree-holders vowed to work towards the betterment of the society. The convocation ceremony came to a close with the National Anthem.
Student and Parents Quote:
The parents of Natasha Arora, upon whom accolades have been bestowed upon for Master of Philosophy in Physics, said: “ The ceremony was having such a grandeur that it seemed to us as if we, ourselves, have been honoured.” A few of other gold-medalists, Dolly Singh, Anjana Gupta, Silky Bhatia, Nitin Gupta, Jeetendra said jointly: “ We are gladdened to the core of our hearts to be the first Gold-Medalists of the University as we have become a part of its history making event.”
The best feature of the distributed degrees is that these are printed on Plastic to increase the certificate life. These have some added security system as well like University Seal and an online portal address to verify the genuineness of the Certificate. And, the most unique point is that all the Degrees have been hand signed by all the three authorities of the University- Chancellor, Vice-Chancellor and the Registrar.